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Legacy Legal Team

We hire the best people

At our firm, we work hard and care deeply for our clients and their concerns.  Our team works synergistically to help clients with such diverse concerns as real estate, estate planning, business formation and planning, probate, trusts, guardianships and related litigation.  This integrated team approach makes us uniquely poised to handle our clients’ concerns from a holistic perspective –whether caring for and growing their own legacy, or the legacy of their own business.

Merideth Nagel, Esq.

Merideth Nagel, Esq.

CEO & Founder
Ms. Nagel has been in the full-time practice of law for over 23 years in Tallahassee, Chicago, Austin and Central Florida but she opened the doors to MNPA in 2005 with a focus on serving her community. Her practice includes many areas but her passion is Real Estate, Estate Planning and Elder Law.
Josh Rosenberg, Esq.

Josh Rosenberg, Esq.

Associate Attorney
Mr. Rosenberg joined Merideth Nagel, P.A. as a paralegal in 2015 and became an Associate Attorney in 2021. He focuses his practice on Probate and Guardianship matters, much of which is comprised of representing Guardians and those in need of a Guardian.
Heather Ward, Esq.

Heather Ward, Esq.

Associate Attorney
Ms. Ward is a Central Florida native and graduated at Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. Her practice within the firm is focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Caren Geyer

Caren is a Clermont native that first began her career as a legal assistant prior to graduating college. She would return to the legal field in 1995 as a paralegal and office manager, where she perfected her skills while assisting various attorneys in several high-profile, nationally recognized cases. She has over 25 years of experience in her field and has become well-educated in many different areas of the law.

Jessica Fleming

Jessica was born and raised in Clermont and began working in the legal field in 1999. She was originally employed by Merideth Nagel’s uncle, the late Senator Richard Langley, and came highly recommended once he closed his private practice. She has been with us since 2007 and has become an integral member of our team. She enjoys spending her weekends on the lakes or playing on the golf course.

Andrea Edge

Andrea grew up in New Jersey but made the move to Central Florida in 1989. She graduated from Valencia College with her Paralegal Studies degrees (including transactional and litigation) over ten years ago. Since then, she has worked in foreclosure defense, criminal and family law, and joined our firm as a probate and guardianship paralegal. When she’s not at work, she loves the beach and spending time with her family.

Joni Story

Licensed Title Agent
Joni Story is the most senior employee at our firm and has risen through the ranks during the seventeen years she’s been with us to become our esteemed Closing Team Lead. She grew up in Sanford, FL and began her career with MNPA after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a double major in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Her life motto is “Live a Good Story”.

Julie Ayers

Firm Administrator
Julie grew up in Northern California but has lived in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida. Julie earned her AAS Degree in Paralegal Technology and obtained her state paralegal certification while living in North Carolina. She has a diverse background of administrative experience within the legal, real estate, and government sectors. In her spare time, Julie loves exploring Florida’s beaches and the Disney parks with her two awesome kids.

Brittney Wong

Finance Manager
Brittney has been in Central Florida since she was 7 and studied at the University of Central Florida. She married her high school sweetheart and the two moved to California temporarily while he was enlisted. After her family returned to Florida, Brittney gained immeasurable knowledge in her field and came to us highly recommended. She is happiest spending time with her veteran husband and three beautiful children.

Ann Quandt

Director of Business Development
Ann grew up in Chicago and moved to Clermont in 1997. She has over 40 years of experience as a paralegal but has always loved meeting people and networking, which made her uniquely qualified for a marketing position with our firm. She has supported Safe Families for Children since 2009 and in addition to her three biological kids (who are now adults), she and her husband have housed over 35 children.

Crystal Hinson

Director of Content Marketing
Crystal is a native of North Carolina and moved to Central Florida ten years ago in pursuit of new adventures. Before she joined the firm, she spent five years in the real estate industry and obtained her loan originator license. She would eventually find her passion in marketing and content creation, however, and uses her industry knowledge to cater to potential clients and partners.

Nadia Emerson

Client Relations
Nadia was born and raised in Tennessee before her husband’s job relocated the family to Central Florida. She quickly embraced the new adventure that life presented her and took a chance in the legal field instead of continuing to pursue a career in elementary education. She has become an integral part of our firm, greeting each of our clients with a beautiful smile and an endless amount of patience and understanding.

Amber Merchant

Client Relations
Amber grew up in Southeastern Louisiana and only recently moved to the Central Florida area in the last year! After she arrived in Clermont, our firm became her first job locally, but she has over seven years in admin experience and has become a hugely impactful part of our office team. When she’s not working, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, swimming or fishing and loves doing all types of arts and crafts.

Taylor Rosenberg

Real Estate Closer
Taylor was born and raised in Central Florida and studied Interior Design and Architecture at Seminole State College of Florida before taking time off to focus on her family and raising her kids. Taylor has over six years of experience in the title industry and currently works as a Real Estate Closer. She has many titles outside of the firm, but the ones she enjoys most are wife and mom.

Stacey White

Real Estate Closer
Stacey has been in title since 1993 and has always been passionate about making sure the transaction gets to the closing table. She comes to us with five years of experience as a real estate transaction coordinator and prides herself in being a reliable employee, team member, and friend. In her off time, she likes to spend time with her granddaughter, family and friends.

Johanne Gonzalez

Title Processor
Johanne was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Central Florida when she was just eight years old. She grew up in Clermont and began her career working for several local businesses, amassing experience in various fields of work. Her specific knowledge would help her break into the title industry as a Lien Search Auditor with our closing department before eventually being promoted to a Title Processor.

Chris Hernandez

Title Processor
Chris was born in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico and moved to the USA with his family when he was only four. Although they moved around the United States, they settled in Florida when he was still young. Chris would go on to attend Valencia College and took his first job in the real estate industry after graduation. Before he joined our team, he gained experience as a title closer and public notary.